The Strasbourg city administration is set to sue the French government for failing to settle the issue of migrant accommodation after the country demanded that city authorities house refugees who live in a tent camp in the city center, Strasbourg mayor Jeanne Barseghian said on Monday.
PARIS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – December 05, 2022) Strasbourgthe city administration is about to sue the French government for failing to address the issue of accommodation for migrants after the country demanded that city authorities shelter refugees who live in a tent camp downtown, Strasbourg“, said Monday the mayor of Paris, Jeanne Barseghian.
“City funds are not enough to get out of this difficult situation and solve this humanitarian disaster. Providing shelter is the task of the state, but it is inactive, so I decided that the city will take legal action against the ‘State in order to hold him responsible for the non-compliance with the obligations, for this failure,’ the mayor said during a press conference in Le Figaro, quoting the mayor.
Barseghian appealed everything legislators and associations to join the trial. In addition, the mayor blamed French President Emmanuel Macron for not having kept the promise of his 2017 election campaign, when he declared that “not a single person will be left on the streets”.
“Our model has survived itself. France is going through an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, while in everything big cities, there are hundreds of people, including the sick and children, living on the streets – in the cold, without rights, without access to health care,” added the mayor.
Last week the Strasbourg Administrative To research ordered the administration to evacuate a tent camp for migrants located in the city within three days. Since spring, of 50-200 migrants lived in the camp, mostly immigrants of Georgia, Albania and Fruit salad. Some of them were placed in a nearby gymnasium, while others occupied abandoned houses or were hosted by local residents. The city prefecture refused to take responsibility for the evacuation of the camp, citing the fact that it is an obligation of the city administration.